Congratulations MPA Volleyball Conference Champs!
October 14, 2021
MPA is acknowledging the volleyball team’s overwhelming success this year, finishing 18-3 overall, and undefeated in the IMAC conference! This is the second time in three years that we have swept the conference without losing a single set. Good luck tonight against SPA! We will be celebrating our seniors Kaija, Jenna Sherwood, Maddie Black, and Vienna Schreifels.
Congratulations to all of the players and coaches, go Panthers!
Great job to our stat leaders from this season:
Kills–Kaija Kunze-Hoeg with 248 and Lola Pilon with 227
Aces–Else Kunze-Hoeg with 73, second in the state.
Assists–Else with 580, currently fifth in the state
Digs–Kaija with 236, Lola with 197, and Violette Cammack with 175
It’s Time For MPA’s Fall Preview
September 23, 2021
Invite a friend, neighbor, colleague, or family member to join us for MPA’s largest PreK-12 admission event, the MPA Fall Preview! Held virtually on Sunday, November 7 starting at 2 PM, this event will be a structured program that will allow prospective students and parents to get a sense of what makes MPA an exceptional place to learn and grow.
Kindly invite your friends and neighbors to RSVP in advance for this engaging program at moundsparkacademy.org/RSVP. If you have any questions, contact the Office of Admission at 651-748-5577 or email@example.com. We can’t wait to meet them!
Homecoming Celebration And Spirit Week Reimagined
September 16, 2021
September 27 – October 2
Join us as we reimagine our annual Homecoming festivities in light of COVID-19 health and safety concerns. We are offering division-specific opportunities for students as a part of a weeklong celebration, building spirit for MPA Athletics and our entire community.
Upper School Activities:
- MPA Student Council Spirit Week Dress Up Days: September 27 – October 1
- Upper School student only BBQ: October 1, 5-8 PM, Benz Courtyard
- Upper School student dance: October 2, 8-11 PM, Benz Courtyard
- Free Homecoming-themed MPA t-shirts for all Upper School students
Middle School Activities:
- Middle School Game Day: October 1, 10 AM-3 PM, South Lawn (Parent Volunteers needed!)
- Spirit Week Dress Up Days September 27-October 1
- Free Homecoming-themed MPA t-shirts for all Middle School students
Lower School Activities:
- Pajama Day for all Lower School Students: September 27
- Spirit Wear Day with Homecoming T-shirt and non-uniform bottom: October 1
- Homecoming Spirit Photo Booth and Special Appearances by the MPA Panther: September 27-October 1
- Homecoming Panther Coloring Sheets available for students
- Free Homecoming-themed MPA t-shirts for all Lower School students
MPA Athletics Schedule Saturday, October 2
Please note: Only athlete household members may attend in person. Join in the fun and cheer on our Panthers by streaming games live! Learn more at https://www.moundsparkacademy.org/athletics/
- Varsity Girls Soccer vs New Life Academy 11 AM (available for streaming)
- Varsity Boys Soccer New Life Academy 1 PM (available for streaming)
- Varsity Volleyball 9 AM-2 PM (continuous streaming viewing)
- JV Boys Soccer New Life Academy 11 AM (not available for streaming)
- Varsity Girls Tennis vs Como Park and Cretin Derham Hall (not available for streaming)
Homecoming Parent Gathering
Parents, would you like to share your MPA Spirit and support our student athletes? Join the MPA Parents Association for an all-parent coffee and community building meet-up on Friday, October 1 from 7:45 to 10 AM. You’ll find us under the big white tent in the west parking lot, rain or shine. Meet other MPA parents, help to decorate the outdoor fields, and write messages of encouragement for our athletes. Go Panthers!
Interested in Theatre at MPA?
August 10, 2021
Have you ever wanted to audition, but had a case of stage fright? You want to try working backstage, but have no knowledge of tools? That is okay–that is what this Theatre Info Meeting is for! We will cover the following in a brief zoom session with the MPA theatre teachers, Ann Frances Gregg, Emily Jaques, and Heather Mastel:
- Can I play a sport and be in a play?
- How much does it cost to participate?
- What is the time commitment?
- How do auditions work?
- What jobs can I do backstage?
- How do I get involved?
Join us next Wednesday, August 18 at 6 PM. We will cover all in this meeting for Middle School and Upper School families.
In addition, students are invited to join us Tuesday, August 31 for a Theatre Info Meeting just for students. Grab your lunch and meet us in the Black Box at 11:20 am (pending safety precautions, Middle School—grab your lunch at recess time and join us).
See you there—break a leg this year!
Save The Date! Homecoming 2021
May 17, 2021
Save the date to celebrate MPA Homecoming 2021 on Saturday, October 2!
Homecoming weekend is a wonderful way to celebrate who we are, where we come from, and where we are going together. We are thrilled every year to welcome alumni back at home to celebrate a milestone reunion and reconnect with friends. This is an opportunity for all of us to support and celebrate MPA! Come home to connect with us and one another, and to celebrate MPA.
The MPA Virtual Spring Auction Is Coming Up!
April 8, 2021
The MPA Virtual Spring Auction: The Best is Yet to Come is a fun-filled opportunity for the community to celebrate everything we’ve accomplished together this year, and all of the continued joy just around the corner. Register today >
Get Your Golden Ticket Today!
Back by popular demand, we are thrilled to offer our Golden Ticket raffle again this year! Ticket holders purchase a 1 in 100 opportunity to win the Live Auction item of their choice. The drawing will be held during our live MPA Virtual Spring Auction: The Best is Yet to Come on Friday, April 16 at 6:30 PM. Purchase and win a dream package for just $150 per ticket. Thank you for your support! Purchase your golden ticket >
Premier Auction Preview
If you purchase a Golden Ticket, you are entered to win the fabulous premier auction package of your choice! All other Premier Auction items will be available to bid and win beginning on April 16. Below are previews of two amazing packages that could be yours! Read More
Register For Virtual Upper School Grandparents & Special Friends Day!
March 25, 2021
Upper School Grandparents and Special Friends is Wednesday, April 28! Although campus is still closed to outside visitors, that won’t stop us from connecting with the people we hold near and dear to us! We have some fun things in store leading up to the “event”. Just one example, a card writing activity wherein your student will write to their grandparent or special friend to share their reasons why this person is so special to them. The cards will then be mailed upon completion!
To register, please provide the name(s) of the grandparent or special friend along with their address, email, and an uploaded photo of your student with the person(s) you register! The uploaded photo(s) can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration ends Friday, April 23! Click here to register.
Thank you for participating in this year’s Virtual Grandparents and Special Friends Day!